Rosangla Sozzani, North Carolina State University
Title: “The Goldilocks principle, just the right amount of growth”
Date: Friday, January 15, 2021
Time: 12:00 pm PST
Zoom Meeting ID: 929 1247 4758
Host: Jaimie Van Norman
Abstract: We research the molecular mechanisms that regulate stem cell fate specification and maintenance within the Arabidopsis root, and translates this knowledge to engineering plants with enhanced agronomic function using synthetic biology tools. Our goal is to gain a coherent qualitative and quantitative understanding of stem cell maintenance at a system level. In addition to revealing the molecular pathways that stem cells employ, this research will help to better understand why stem cells, in both plants and animals give rise to specialized cells at all. Adapting plants to address ever-changing human needs is a necessary strategy to create sustainable energy, nutritional, and energy solutions.